Every time trial counts for Tadej Pogacar on road to Tour de France

Tirreno-Adriatico 2021
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Every second might not count for Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico given his sizeable overall lead, but every time trial counts for the Slovenian between here and the Tour de France, which will feature two stages against the watch.

Pogačar carries a buffer of 1:15 over Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) into Tuesday’s concluding leg, a 10.1km time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto, but he acknowledged that the short stage would provide a useful test in the discipline with later objectives in mind.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.